I got this puzzle for Christmas and have been wanting to put it together. Having a toddler in the house ensures that attempting it would be futile at best without some precautionary measures in place. I looked online to see how much buying a puzzle mat would cost, then had the idea to make one myself! The cost probably came out to be about the same as buying one of the more inexpensive ones, but it was more fun to make it myself.
Supplies I Used:
- mailing tube about 3" in diameter
- clear packing tape
- velcro strips
- colored duct tape
- double-fold bias tape about 1" in width